Heating, cooling and conservation – at a profit.
Enwave Energy Corporation is one of the largest providers of outsourced heating and air conditioning in North America. Established over 25 years ago as a non-profit cooperative, the company today provides competitive, efficient and environmentally responsible cooling and heating to buildings in Toronto and Windsor.
Enwave assets are paying great dividends
Enwave designed, built, owns and operates the state-of-the-art Deep Lake Water Cooling System and three district steam plants in downtown Toronto. We also manage a chilled water plant in Windsor. Over 40 km of buried pipes currently distribute steam and chilled water to more than 30% of the potential market in the two cities. In downtown Toronto we supply heating to more than 140 commercial, government, institutional (hospitals and universities) and residential buildings representing approximately 40 million square feet.
These assets are working around the clock to conserve non-renewable energy, save our customers money, reduce Ontario’s CO2 output and keep our air cleaner.
What lies beneath
Our district heating system in Toronto consists of a network of approximately 26 km of underground steam and condensate return pipes within a geographical area of some 15 sq km in the city's downtown core. The pipes connect our three steam production plants to each other and to customers’ buildings. Enwave’s system relies on 16 boilers with a maximum design capacity of 522 MW of thermal generation and a maximum current capacity of 381 MW (in accordance with our redundancy protocol, which stipulates a quantity of unused capacity be reserved to safeguard against unforeseen interruptions in supply). The peak load recorded to date on Enwave’s system was approximately 337 MW.
Our edge in energy provision
Enwave offers its customers several advantages over traditional systems of supply, chief among them:
- No need for major capital investments
- Greater rate stability and predictability
- Massively reduced risk of interruption and downtime
- Reduced facility management requirements
- Cost savings in space, maintenance and labour
- Increased profitability